Are you interested in local history?

Would you like to become a volunteer?

We are looking for a team for our Polish Scottish Heritage Oral History Project
Who we are looking for?

We are looking for people who are passionate about history, who are good listeners and are confident workinging individually or in a small team in various locations in Edinburgh. We don’t mind whether you have any previous experience as volunteer, how old you are (as long as you are over the age of 18) or whether you have any qualifications or experience in oral history research. All volunteers will receive training in conducting oral history interviews, using recording equipment, editing a podcast and other relevant matters on the 7thSeptember 2013 from 9:30am to 1pm.


Please note that Disclosure Scotland is required however we can organise it for you if you don’t have it.


What would volunteers do?

Volunteers will conduct and record interviews with individuals (often senior), whose life stories are of special interest and importance to the Polish-Scottish community. Contacts to those individuals will be arranged by the Project. Recording equipment and transport will be provided or reimbursed if necessary. Each volunteer will conduct at least one interview depending on availability and/or create 10 minutes long podcasts out of the recordings.

 When would we need you?

The Oral History project will start immediately after the training session early September and is expected to be finalised by early November. In some cases this timeframe might be extended to early 2014.

How to apply:

To apply please fill in the application form

If you have any questions please contact Katarzyna Przybycien or Joanna Zawadzka on (email of the project)

All successful applicants will be required to attend a training session on Saturday the 7th September from 9:30am to 1pm, in the premises of the Oral History Association in Edinburgh.